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On Wednesday, December 2, the Guitar Ensemble, directed by Paul Bollenback (pictured), will perform in the Peabody Jazz Combo Series at 7:30 pm. The group includes Mario Alas and Nick Saia, guitars; Alex Fournier, bass; and Kayin Scanterbury and Gabe Petkaitis, drums. At 8:30 pm, the Hook Ensemble, directed by Gary Thomas, with faculty artist Paul Bollenback, guitar; Nathan Hook, tenor saxophone; Jon Guo, bass; and Jon Baez (BM '15, Jazz Percussion), drums, will perform.
This series of small ensemble jazz, directed by Gary Thomas, takes place in the new Centre Street Performance Studio at 5 East Centre Street. This unique and intimate venue offers two ways to enjoy the music: the live experience inside the studio, or via HiFi audio/video feed over coffee and light refreshments in the adjacent café. All tickets are $5. For tickets, please call the Peabody Box office at 410-234-4800.
Tuesday, December 1, 3:00 pm; Wednesday, December 2, 3:00 pm
Faculty artist Manuel Barrueco, guitar, will present two master classes this week in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The events are free and open to the public.
Tuesday, December 1, 5:00 pm
Andrea Bohlman of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill speaks on "How Does a Boycott Sound?" in Peabody's Doctor of Musical Arts Musicology Colloquium. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building) and is followed by a light reception.
Wednesday, December 2, 7:00 pm
Faculty artist and trumpeter Joe Burgstaller, formerly of Canadian Brass, will present a performance class called "Change Your Mind, Change Your Playing" in Leakin Hall, Room 414.
Thursday, December 3, 12:00 pm
This week's free Thursday Noon recital in Leith Symington Griswold Hall will be presented by the Voice Department. Ya Yu Lee, soprano, and Ching Huei Li, piano, will perform Steven Rainbolt's Nähe des Geliebten and Charles Gounod's Que fais-tu blanche tourterelle from Faust. Zoe Band, mezzo-soprano, and Aaron Thacker, piano, will perform Erik Satie's La statue de bronze, Marc Blitzstein's Stay in My Arms, and Alma Mahler's Die stille Stadt. Molly Park, soprano, and Ju Young Lee, piano, will perform Samuel Barber's Rain Has Fallen, Sleep Now, and I Hear an Army. Tirzah Hawley, soprano, and Dou Yuezhi, piano, will perform William Grant Still's Songs of Separation. Robin McGinness, baritone, and Aaron Thacker, piano, will perform Charles Ives' General William Booth Enters Into Heaven.
Thursday, December 3, 7:30 pm
The Composition Department will present a recital of original works by Peabody students Sean Calhoun, Jun An Chew, Elliott Grabill, Benjamin Learish, Ben Kapilow, and Jason Mulligan in Cohen-Davison Family Theatre. The recital is free and open to the public.
Thursday, December 3, 8:00 pm
Following the annual lighting of the monument in Mount Vernon Square, the Peabody Brass Ensembles will present a free Holiday Brass concert in Leith Symington Griswold Hall. Directed by James Olin, several ensembles - Fourtissimo Trombone Quartet, Aeris Brass Quintet, Trombody Peabones, and Peabody Brass Ensemble - will perform works by Gabriel Fauré, Rosephanye Powell, Johannes Brahms, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Samuel E. Goldfarb, Leroy Anderson, Walter E. Rollins, Michael Praetorius, Pablo Casals, and Henry Purcell.
Harpists Melody Swen and Olivia Kim will perform works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Astor Piazzolla, Robert Lehmann, Jean Cras, Jan Ladislav Dussek, and Carlos Salzedo in the Peabody on the Court Music Series at the Walters Art Museum. Held on the Renaissance Sculpture Court, this event is free and open to the public.
Friday, December 4, 12:00 pm
Clint White, president and co-creative director at WiT Media, will present a case study about marketing the Arvo Part Projectat Carnegie Hall in the Career and Creativity Seminars series. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held in Room 308C (Conservatory Building).
Friday, December 4, 2:00-6:00 pm; Saturday, December 5, 10:00 am-4:00 pm
Thousands of scores, books, and recordings will be available for sale at low prices-most items from 10 cents to 10 dollars - in the Friedheim Music Library's annual book sale.
Friday, December 4, 3:30 pm
The Junior Bach program, directed by Judah Adashi, pairs composition majors from the Peabody Conservatory with students at the Saint Ignatius Loyola Academy and the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women for weekly composition lessons, culminating each semester in a concert of the students' original music. Premieres by Damoni Adams, Anthony Alark, Dashawn Gardner, Daniya Green, Candre Henry, Cameron Ragin and Dionna Richardson will be performed by Peabody Conservatory musicians. The concert, in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall, is free and open to the public.
The Peabody Jazz Ensemble, directed by Michael Formanek, will perform works by Neal Kirkwood, Jim McNeely, Charles Mingus, Wayne Shorter, Ben Monder, and Jimmy Van Heusen. Tickets for the performance, in Joe Byrd Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.
Saturday, December 5, 1:00 pm; Sunday, December 6, 3:00 pm
The Peabody Children's Chorus, directed by Doreen Falby with Bradley Permenter as associate director/accompanist, will perform a program titled "How Can I Keep From Singing?," which includes works by Randall Thompson, Peter Warlock, Gabriel Fauré, Henry Purcell, and Claude Debussy. Saturday's performance will take place at the Church of the Redeemer; 5603 North Charles Street, Baltimore, and Sunday's will be in Peabody's Miriam A. Friedberg Concert Hall. Advance tickets are required and all tickets are $5. Call 410-234-4800 for tickets.
Conservatory faculty artist Alexander Shtarkman, piano, will present a master class in Hilda and Douglas Goodwin Recital Hall and will work with a select group of piano students from the Preparatory's Piano Academy. The event is free and open to the public.
Saturday, December 5, 2:00 pm
Bmore Seoul to Soul 3, a collaborative, multi-disciplinary art project, will feature performances by Peabody students, artwork by MICA students, and Korean traditional dance. The event, at the Maryland Institute College of Art's Falvey Hall: Brown Center, is free and open to the public.
Saturday, December 5, 7:30 pm
The Peabody Percussion Group, directed by Robert van Sice, will perform. Tickets for the performance, in Leith Symington Griswold Hall, are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors, and $5 for students with ID.